Our heart is for God’s house! During this season of celebration, we have an opportunity to give back to God from a heart full of gratitude and anticipation. Here are a few questions (and their answers) about Heart For The House:
Q: Why are we focusing on Heart For The House now, so close to Christmas?
A: Christmas is a season for giving…and Heart For The House is a way to challenge each of us to bring our best gift back to God’s house this year. Christmas also happens to fall at the end of the year and so Heart For The House is a way to end one year with gratitude and begin the next year with anticipation!
Q: Why is beginning a year with anticipation so important?
A: The way you start something often determines the outcome. We believe that starting the year with a generous gift is a step of faith that God will honor and bless all year long. The Bible teaches that if you sow generously, you will reap generously as well. By giving a Heart For The House Offering, you are positioning not only our church but also your house to be healthy and strong in 2017.
Q: What will the Heart For The House Offering be used for?
A: The Heart For The House Offering is really a way to ensure that our church ends one year and begins the next year healthy and strong. It’s a way to position our church for the New Year and any new opportunities for ministry that God might bring our way. A couple very practical items will be funding the location change for our Williamsburg Campus to move to the Regal Theaters and paying down an equipment loan we took for our Yorktown expansion.
Q: How can I give my Heart For The House Offering?
A: Together as a church family, we will all give our offering during the services on Sunday, December 18th. However, if you’re unable to attend or simply cannot wait to give, you can visit watersedgechurch.net/heartforthehouse and give today.
Q: Why are you (Stu) so excited about the Heart For The House Offering?
A: I’m personally excited about giving my Heart For The House Offering because I love the vision and the impact of our church. I’m excited about the offering because it’s stretching me to become more generous and less greedy. I’m excited because it’s focusing my attention during a crazy, hectic, demanding season on what is most important. I’m excited because our entire church is giving which means that I get to be a part of something bigger than myself and my resources. I’m excited to sow seed with faith and believe God for a generous return because a farmer who sows seed doesn’t lose his seed, he gains a crop. I’m excited because my heart is for the house!